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Zimbabweans angry with Mugabe

Zimbabweans have been angered by Mugabe’s unwillingness to step down. And that’s understandable. What it’s less understandable is that they…

Intra-African trade can boost African economies

Intra-African trade can boost African economies and their profitability http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/august-november-2017/integrated-africa-boon-private-sector You may also be interested in: Agriculture is transforming Africa…

Future of jobs and skills in Africa

Article on the future of jobs and skills in Africa https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-and-skills-in-africa-preparing-the-region-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution   You may also be interested in: Agriculture is…

Much ado about nothing?

The article claims that wireless rails are driving growth in Sub Saharan Africa. Yet, it, internet, connectivity are all growing….

Fewer options to raise money

“The African region is increasingly finding it difficult to raise money, with governments ditching the Eurobond market in favour of…

Enhancing Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania

by Abel Kinyondo Recent macroeconomic trends in Tanzania show a sustained GDP growth rate averaging 7% per annum over the…

Insurance industry in Uganda is growing fast

Insurance industry in Uganda is growing fast. According to this article: “Uganda‚Äôs insurance industry registered a 12 per cent growth…

Should East Africa worry about its rising debt?

“Despite economic growth in the region being on the rebound, driven by rising commodity prices and improved food security, a…

Better data and better analyses needed

We have repeatedly noted that we need better measures, and better data. We also need better analyses. Contrary to what…

Trade is essential for growth

As we have noted in the past trade is essential for growth. This point has recently been stressed by the…

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